Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taste Tempting Thursday: Chocolate Blackout Cake

Do any of you remember the blackout in New York City that occurred in August 1972? I do!
This cake was named for this famous moment in New York City history. It was originally made by Ebinger's Brooklyn bakery. There was a bakery just down the block from us though that sold this cake - and I remember it fondly - even though I am more of a vanilla cake fan! Thanks to Cook's Country magazine (about my favorite food magazine these days) this recipe for this magnificent chocolate extravaganza has been preserved. I enjoy making it once or twice a year.
It's a four layer affair. Three of the layers are used and one is crumbled and sprinkled over the top and side of the pudding filling/frosting (my favorite part of this ultra rich cake).
Here is it finished. A choco-holics fantasy come to life!


Gunnels blog said...

Mmmmm looks so good!

La Tea Dah said...

Oh my! What a wonderful cake! So rich, moist, and yummy. I'll be right over! Is it gone yet? LOL!

Yes, I remember the black out day way back in '72. If it weren't for this cake, we'd probably not bring that moment in history back into our thoughts. :)

Enjoy a warm and cozy day!

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